Tune of the Day: Vivace
This brilliant movement opens Georg Philipp Telemann's Sonata No. 1 in F major. The sonata was originally published in Der getreue Musikmeister (“The Faithful Music Master”), a musical journal founded in 1728 by Telemann and J.V. Görner. This German music periodical, the first of its kind, appeared every two weeks in the form of a four-page reading or lesson. It consisted of actual music, new music just composed and given its first circulation in this unusual fashion. Much of it was by Telemann himself, but other contemporary composers were also represented.